Thursday, December 2, 2010

A Little Holiday Miracle: Suits In Kansas Get It Right

Well, it took a while, but the Suits In Kansas (dba NCAA) ruled that a kid is not responsible for nor accountable for the stupid s*** his old man does.

Specifically, the NCAA says Auburn quarterback Cam Newton’s father did indeed shop his son to another school, but ruled the Heisman Trophy front-runner is eligible to play in the Southeastern Conference championship game.

Cam thanks you o' great Suits In Kansas, and Auburn Nation really thanks you.

The college sports governing body had concluded on Monday that a violation of Newton’s amateur status had occurred. Auburn quietly declared Newton ineligible on Tuesday and requested his eligibility be reinstated. (Which begs the question if Newton’s situation at Auburn could be resolved for Auburn in about 48 hours, why did it take almost half the season to figure out the status of UNC’s players? We smell a conspiracy!)

Newton now has been cleared to compete without conditions, after weeks of questions about whether he would be allowed to continue playing.

“From a student-athlete reinstatement perspective, Auburn University met its obligation under NCAA bylaw 14.11.1. Under this threshold, the student-athlete has not participated while ineligible.”

That’s helpful ‘cause that bylaw 14.11.1 can be really tricky…

Auburn also has agreed to limit Cecil Newton’s access to its athletic program.

“The conduct of Cam Newton’s father and the involved individual is unacceptable and has no place in the SEC or in intercollegiate athletics,” said Mike Slive, Southeastern Conference Commissioner. “The actions taken by Auburn University and Mississippi State University make it clear this behavior will not be tolerated in the SEC, blah, blah, blah.”

(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Blog Archive